Recent polls seem to say the race for the office of Kansas Secretary of State is tighter-than-expected. Incumbent Republican Kris Kobach is leading Democratic challenger, Jean Schodorf but only by single digits. Kansas Public Radio’s J. Schafer talked to both of these candidates.
Survey results are in, Kansas says the two highest profile races in the election are very close according to a recent press release. Fort Hays State University’s Docking Institute of Public Affairs recently completed Kansas Speaks Survey 2014.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach recently said comparing voter registration applications against Kansas birth certificates reduced the backlog of registrants whose voting rights are on hold because they don’t meet the new proof of citizenship requirement according to the Wichita Eagle.
The office of state secretary is usually a quiet position, operating under the theory that no publicity is good. Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach has turned that philosophy on its ear. Kobach is the outspoken lightning rod that has worked to reform voter registration in Kansas, and helped Arizona and Alabama write laws to crack down on illegal immigration reported Brad Cooper for the Kansas City Star. That’s gotten him national attention.
As legislators gather this fall to rewrite the Hard 50 sentencing law, Wichita Democrats may try to amend the proof-of-citizenship voter registration law according to a recent article in the Wichita Eagle.